A Gilded Age

MAY 9 – JUNE 29, 2014
Main Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 6 – 8 pm (Was on view beginning May 9)

The ceramic work in A Gilded Age was flashy, glittery, and opulent. The pieces dazzled with their rich surfaces, meticulous detail, and bold appropriation. But each of the works included was also a meditation on value. Is true value internal or external? Do materials, execution, context, or concept make an object treasured? And, what happens when this value is mercurial and shifts in relation to time, place, and perspective? The artists addressed these tensions in a variety of ways through historical ceramics, pop culture, and digital technology. Curated by Ursula Hargens (member of Northern Clay Center’s exhibitions committee, artist, and educator), the exhibition featured the works of Chris Antemann (Joseph, OR), Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers (Claremont, CA), Shenny Cruces (Richmond, CA), and Jane Irish (Philadelphia, PA).

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Related Resources

Chris Antemann’s website: www.chrisantemann.com

Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann Artist Talk, an in depth video of Chris Antemann and her work

Cracking Open the Seductive History of Porcelain, an overview and history of Meissen ceramics and Chris Antemann

Tim B. & Rebekah M.’s website: www.myersbergstudios.com

Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers Large Scale Ceramics, an overview and thought process behind Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers Ceramic Sculptures

Shenny Cruce’s website: www.shennycruces.com

Jane Irish’s website: www.janeirish.com

This exhibition was running in conjunction with 2014 Regis Master:  Adrian Saxe, which was on view in the Emily Galusha Gallery from May 9 to June 29.